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Indian Medical student seeking answers after being picked up by Immigration authorities

A medical student from India is seeking answers from the authorities after he was picked up by Immigration Authorities yesterday afternoon at an Educational Institution. A late night effort by Attorney-at Law, Mortimer Codette, and the intervention of Attorney General, Anil Nandalal, ensured the release of former Texila American University student, Raghavendra Balakhrishnan.  Speaking with Capitol News today, Bala krishnanan said, he was not given any explanation by the Immigration Authorities about why he was picked up. He is here on a valid Student’s Visa.

The young man who claims that he is a Homeopathic Doctor, said he and other students from India, were promised much in India by the agent for Texila University there, but when they arrived here it was a different story.

This Newscast spoke with First Secretary at the Indian High Commission in Guyana, Tirath Singh, and he said he was not aware of the incident but will make enquires to ensure that the rights of the student are preserved. He acknowledged that the High Commission has been in talks with Texila University after complaints by other Nationals of India and said the Comission remains committed to resolving the issue.

This Newscast understands too that Texila University is registered with the National Accreditation Council, which is a body set up to oversee the activities and accredit courses run by tertiary level institutions.

That body which reports directly to the Education Minister, has so far not accredited the courses offered by Texila.

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